Carmine Appice's SLAMM in PA
Created by legendary drummer Carmine Appice, SLAMM is an exhilarating, physically combustible theatrical percussion show featuring insanely talented musicians and the rock master, Carmine Appice. Author, clinician, drummer, philanthropist, Appice first came to prominence as the percussionist with the late 1960s psychedelic band Vanilla Fudge. He contributed distinctive background harmonies with bassist Tim Bogert, adding to the group's high decibel sonic assault. After five albums, Appice and Bogert left Vanilla Fudge to form the blues rock quartet Cactus with vocalist Rusty Day and guitarist Jim McCarty.
Eventually, Appice left Cactus with Bogert to join Jeff Beck in the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice, and then later joined Rod Stewart's backing band in 1977, co-writing hit songs such as "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" and "Young Turks". In 1978, Appice played drums on Paul Stanley's first solo album. He was a member of KGB featuring Ray Kennedy, Rick Grech, Mike Bloomfield and Barry Goldberg, and has recorded with Stanley Clarke, Ted Nugent, and Pink Floyd. He was the drummer for the bands King Kobra, Guitar Zeus, and Blue Murder, and toured with Ozzy Osbourne. Now Appice performs with the SLAMM cast, turning drums, buckets, drain pipes, trampolines, oil cans and kegs into an irresistibly rockin' show.
SLAMM!! band members include:
Built in the 1920s, the recently renovated Sherman Theater is equipped to present many of today’s biggest shows. Complete with a full bar and a wonderful restaurant, the Sherman Theater offers everything needed for a complete evening of entertainment. Audiences and performers alike have been awed by the sound, comfort, and historic feel of this incredible performance venue.